FDA alerts public after Darwin’s Natural raw pet food sickens kittens, tested products are positive for Salmonella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets certain lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw cat food after samples from these lots tested positive for Salmonella. These foods have been associated with cases of illness in three kittens in a single household.

The affected products are as follows:

Product Name

Lot Number

Manufacture Date

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Antibiotic & Grain Free Chicken Recipe for Cats


May 2, 2022

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Antibiotic & Grain Free Turkey Recipe for Cats


May 4, 2022

If you have these lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Food, or you can’t be sure of the lot code of the products you have, throw them away. Do not feed them to your pets. Throw the products away in a secure container so other animals, including wildlife, cannot access it. Clean and disinfect refrigerators/freezers where the product was stored, as well as all bowls, utensils, food prep surfaces, pet bedding, litter boxes, toys, floors, and any other surfaces that the food or pet may have had contact with. Clean up the pet’s feces in places where people or other animals may become exposed. Thoroughly wash your hands after handling the product or cleaning up potentially contaminated items and surfaces.

Salmonella can affect both human and animal health. People with symptoms of Salmonella infection should consult their health care providers. Consult a veterinarian if your pet has symptoms of Salmonella infection. Veterinarians who wish to have pets tested for Salmonella may do so through the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN Network) if the pet is from a household with a person infected with Salmonella.

The FDA encourages consumers to report complaints about pet food products electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling their state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

Click here to read the full FDA alert, including information on the risks of Salmonella exposure and symptoms of Salmonella infection.